October 11, 2021
Still relevant, thorough course on sewing clothes
I adore these older sewing books. If I want to go through all the trouble of making my own clothes, I dang sure want them to fit right and be sewn correctly. Too often, I look at modern sewing instructions and the emphasis is on speed. How fast you can make something that doesn't fit right or look good on YOU makes no difference. It is still wasted time. In this book, you will find information on correct body measurements, how to create your OWN set of patterns (and keep them neatly organized), adjusting your finished product to current fashion and lots of practical, helpful ideas. I feel like my grandmother is here with me, walking me through my first sewing efforts again. That woman could sew! This book gives me the tools to take my skills to the next level. I much appreciate the volunteers who scan these books in and make them available to us all.